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United Technologies, Honeywell, Other M&A News in Security and Home Automation

Honeywell talks merger with United Technologies, then reportedly shops its Building Solutions unit. Tyco, Nortek and ADT, all giants in security and home automation, have also been active in M&A discussions and deals.

Julie Jacobson · February 26, 2016

The Beatles’ Famous ‘Apple Building’ Is Decked Out with ELAN Home Automation

New home automation and control highlights the modern Apple Building apartments as well as a few special commemorative details, such as the plaque celebrating John Lennon and George Harrison on the exterior of the building.

CE Pro Editors · February 25, 2016

5 Elegant iPad Mounts from ISE 2016, Including Docks with Buttons and Spinning Stations

iPort and iRoom introduced new iPad mounts with IP-addressable buttons; Viveroo showcased spinning iPad stations; and more iPad mounts from ISE 2016.

Julie Jacobson · February 24, 2016

Torus Power Spins Off from Plitron Manufacturing

Transformer-based power product maker Torus Power has incorporated as a standalone business and is now operating as an autonomous entity, independent from parent company Plitron Manufacturing, Inc. Kevin Main named president and COO.

Jason Knott · February 23, 2016

NuBryte Touchpoint Is All-in-One Smart Home and Security Touchscreen

This one device boasts the ability to combine several smart home and security capabilities in one, including an intercom system and smart lighting.

CE Pro Editors · February 23, 2016

John Clancy, CTO of Audio Command Systems, Joins Crestron as VP Residential

After 23 years at CE Pro 100 top integration company ACS, John Clancy joins Crestron.

CE Pro Editors · February 22, 2016

Basalte’s Eve Mount for iPad Pro Brings Sleek Design to Home Control

Basalte announces the new Eve Mount for the iPad Pro, designed to provide dealers with a convenient way to use Apple’s latest iPad as a control interface.

Robert Archer · February 19, 2016

GrandCare Returns to Home Tech Channel, Teams with CEDIA on Aging-in-Place

After leaving the custom electronics channel three years ago, GrandCare is back with systems for seniors and education for integrators; CEDIA to host intensive training for aging in place.

Julie Jacobson · February 19, 2016

Z-Wave Scores Huge UL Win for Security, a First for Mesh Technology

Latest super-secure Z-Wave technology mitigates smart-home hacking; will achieve UL 1023 compliance for intrusion, giving the home automation standard an edge in powering some 20 million security sensors and alarm panels each year.

Julie Jacobson · February 18, 2016

ISE 2016: Using Lutron RadioRa Keypads to Control Autonomic’s Mirage Audio Systems

Popular Lutron RadioRa keypads can be used to play music, adjust volume, create presets and otherwise control Mirage audio systems from Autonomic.

Julie Jacobson · February 17, 2016